Personal Profile

Alexandra Dick is a PhD candidate in Islamic Studies and part of the Junior Research Group Jihadism on the Internet at the Department of Anthropology and African Studies. In her PhD project with the working title Hymns of the Caliphate: Islamic State Anāshīd she addresses the usage of vocals through the Islamic State as well as their perception.

Alexandra Dick holds a BA degree in Historical and Cultural Anthropology and Islamic Studies from the University of Tuebingen as well as a MA degree in Social Anthropology of Development from SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London.

During her studies, she worked at the Department of International Relations America and Asia of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, a foundation based in Stuttgart. She gained first work experience at a university during her research assistance at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research interests include, in particular, sociology of religion and anthropology of development.

 

Academic Career

Since 2017 PhD candidate in Islamic Studies, Junior Research Group Jihadism on the Internet

2015 – 2016 Master of Arts Social Anthropology of Development at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London

2014 research assistant at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2011 – 2015 Bachelor of Arts Historical and Cultural Anthropology as well as Islamic Studies/Languages, History and Cultures of the Near East (languages: Arabic, Persian) at the University of Tuebingen